The George Hotel Colchester

High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1TD  show map
 3 stars
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The George Hotel Colchester

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The comfortable 3-star The George Hotel Colchester offers an ideal spot in a historic area close to bars, a zoo and restaurants. Founded in 1450, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2012.

This hotel is set in the center of Colchester, just 1.9 km from Clacton Pier, Sub Zero, Essex Uni and Alresford. The George Hotel Colchester lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Colchester.

The hotel is set next to museums and the castle.

Guests can reach The George Hotel Colchester by car from London Southend airport in 40 minutes.

Rooms

All 47 en-suite rooms at The George Hotel Colchester feature cable TV, ironing facilities, heating, IDD telephone and a dressing area. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. At the lounge restaurant guests can enjoy regional cuisine. Guests are invited to the Lounge bar to unwind with a drink.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10.95 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage and parking for general needs and a business center and a meeting room for corporate travelers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   47.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1TD

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City Center
  • Colchester
    100 m
Airports
  • London Southend (SEN)
    38.2 km
  • London Stansted (STN)
    45.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    47

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 20 m²
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Room facilities
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    Executive Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 26 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The George Hotel Colchester Colchester location
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      Hotel Address:

      High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1TD

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colchester
        100 m
      Airports
      • London Southend (SEN)
        38.2 km
      • London Stansted (STN)
        45.8 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        47

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterThe George Hotel Colchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Radcliffe Fishing Tackle Shop - 100 m
      • Life Gallery - 200 m
      • Regency Art - 1.1 km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 100 m

      Places of interest

      • Sub Zero, Essex Uni - 1.9 km
      • Layer Marney Tower - 7.3 km

      Convention centers

      • Colchester Arts Centre Ltd - 300 m

      Amusement

      • Colchester Billiard & Snooker Club - 100 m
      • The Showboat - 200 m
      • Gala Bingo - 300 m
      • Gala Clubs - 300 m
      • Odeon Cinemas - 400 m
      • Megabowl - 900 m
      • adventure land - 1.0 km
      • little monkys - 1.1 km
      • Mr Pools Club & Bar - 1.8 km

      Museums

      • Hollytrees Museum - 100 m
      • The Castle Museum - 100 m

      Parks

      • Castle park - 200 m
      • English Heritage: Lexden Earthworks and Bluebottle Grove - 3.4 km

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Colchester Zoo Ltd - 3.8 km

      Theaters

      • Mercury Theatre - 400 m
      • Charter Hall - 600 m
      • Lakeside Theatre - 3.5 km

      Local attractions

      • The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 9.2 km
        Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham
      • Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre - 13.2 km
        New Road, Mistley
      • Dedham Art & Craft Centre - 10.0 km
        Brook Street, Dedham
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        47

      Hotel Awards

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      The George Hotel Colchester Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The George Hotel Colchester

      Average guest rating

      7.0out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 300 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      9.0
      Rooms
      6.0
      Service
      9.0
      Value
      8.0
      Dining
      8.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Friendly, helpful, staff on arrival. Interesting old building. Room was clean and everything worked.

        (1) Room could do with updating, especially bathroom. (2) At £75 for room only, a bit pricey compared with v good local B&Bs. (3) At around 11.30 pm we wanted a coffee. Lounge very busy and only member of staff overwhelmed with the volume of orders. Manager saw us waiting and took our order. It still didn't come and the manager did not re-appear! Eventually we managed to order from the staff member who was very apologetic. The whole thing took nearly an hour to get two cups of coffee. The staff member was working flat out but there were insufficient staff available. We would have ordered drinks if service had been adequate.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        the staff were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful I would certainly sing its praises to all and everyone

        the only down side to our visit to colchester was the one way street system that is operating in the town centre an absolute nightmare which I dont think I would relish a second time

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        the ambience of staying in an old coaching house

        to hot,room changed,colour scheme questionable,noisy

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Hotel very nice and had history and character. Nicely situated in the town with plenty of car parking.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The George is a comfortable town centre hotel convenient for touring Essex & Suffolk. The town's history is within easy walking distance, It's not our first visit to the George, and I have no doubt it will welcome us again.

        We got lost twice in the one-way system while driving back to the hotel.

      • Couple
        6.6

        Staff were efficient and helpful, the rooms were of an acceptable standard and offered basic facilities. Main lobby and lounge bar are always an appealing factor.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        I am always please with the helpfulness of the staff at the George, we have stayed there previously with no problems. Food is good and the hotel itself has a lot of character.

        I was dissapointed with the quality of the room that we were alocated this time. It was tired, needed redecorating and the bathroom had definately seen better days.

      • Single
        5.8

        A bit run down from my memories of 50 years ago but it was comfortable & convenient for my purpose...a memorial at my old school

        Advise having breakfast elsewhere...not freshly cooked I think.

      • Single
        7.0

        Comfortable lounge, good breakfast, perfect location.

        The mattress, and indeed the bed-cover, both seemed very close to end of useful life. It would have been nice to be able to open the window.

      • Couple
        7.4

        Staff were excellent, very pleasant, helpful and friendly. Location was close to all amenities. Food was very good.

        Our room was on the front of the hotel and the noise levels between midnight and 4am precluded any sleep.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        The hotel had a pleasant, relaxed, old world atmosphere. There were 8 of us eating in the restaurant and we all had well presented tasty meals. Of the two twin rooms we booked, one was adequate and one was very spacious and pleasant.

        The larger of the two rooms was quite noisy from the courtyard below.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        Was not made to feel particularly welcome Had to ask at 2.00pm if the room would be cleaned Having booked, for Easter lunch, a table for my family on the basis of between 3 and 6 covers, I was told that they couldn't accommodate us except for on separate tables. They later revised this when I complained

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Loved the position of the hotel, the age and ambience. The food was very good and the hotel made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Not pretentious.

        I felt that the bedrooms we stayed in at the top of the hotel were in dire need of redecoration. The bathrooms also needed refurbishment. Very tired and sad. A great shame as the hotel has a lovely heritage and would benefit from an update. My family and I did wonder if the soft furnishings had ever been thoroughly cleaned. Too much squeezed into a small room. My elderly mother of 82 should not have been given a room at the top of the hotel either, but we were too tired to go through the upheaval of sorting out another room by the time we checked in at 7.30pm. I would stay again but request a room at a lower level.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Historical building in comfortable surroundings; Breakfast -staff extremely helpful and polite. Hotel was central for all sites of interest in this historical town. Would definitely stay again;

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Comfortable and large sitting area surrounds the bar. Breakfast was excellent.

        Only one staff member behind the bar, so service very slow.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The George Hotel Colchester Colchester location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1TD

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colchester
        100 m
      Airports
      • London Southend (SEN)
        38.2 km
      • London Stansted (STN)
        45.8 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        47

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterThe George Hotel Colchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

      Use Badge